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News ID: 10534
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Publish Date: 16:22 - 19 June 2017
TEHRAN, June 19, YJC - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said the country’s missile capability aims to provide legal and legitimate protection for Iranian citizens.

Zarif: Iran missile power protects civiliansTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “Iran’s missile capability protects its citizens in lawful and self-defense and advances common global fight to eradicate ISIS & extremist terror,” Zarif who is in Mauritania tweeted.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement said it launched six medium-range ballistic missiles at Daesh bases in Dayr al-Zawr to retaliate Daesh attacks on Iranian parliaments and Imam Khomeini mausoleum. The attack killed dozens of armed Daesh forces and other terrorists.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said missile attack against Takfiri targets in Syria in retaliation for terror attacks against Tehran was “just a small slap” in the face of the terrorists and their patrons.

The retaliation “was just a wake-up warning to those who still cannot or have not managed to decently comprehend the realities of the region and their own limits,” he said.

The strike, which took place with Syria’s consent, delivered “fatal blows” to terror outfits and their central command post in Dayr al-Zawr, he added.

Qassemi said the Islamic Republic believes terrorism is condemned in whatever form or place or under whatever pretext.


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